Gallery and Museum reopened its doors 10 years ago and since reopening
it has welcomed over 12.5 million visitors who come along to enjoy the
wonders it has to show.
The West Court of
Kevingrove is the home of many of Kelvingrove's most loved objects.
This includes the Mark 21 Spitfire, built in 1944, which is
suspended from the ceiling of the West Court. This innovative display
took five teams of experts to complete, now ten years later the Spitfire must
be lowered for routine safety
checks. During this time the gallery space below will be closed off to
the public, this has given Glasgow Museums the opportunity to redisplay the
gallery space and tell some new stories.
of the West Court
The re-displayed West
Court will examine different eco-zones (distinct areas of the world) and how
groups of animals and plants exist. This will not only help us to enhance
the museum’s natural history collection but will allow us to tell new stories giving
visitors a better understanding of what lives where and why.
As part of the
redisplay Glasgow Museums would like to increase the number of natural history
objects on display, this includes adding key objects ranging from a
wandering albatross to a chameleon.
We are asking for
donations to support this exciting redisplay. The extent of the redisplay
in the West Court will depend on how much we are able to raise from donors and
visitors to the museum. All donations will be gratefully received and go
a long way to help Glasgow Museums create this exciting new space.
||You can text to donate by texting West Court to 70300|
will be welcoming donations up to
29th January 2016
to restrictions in the gallery space, decisions about the format of the final recognition
will be determined at the end of the fundraising campaign. It is likely that supporters will either be
recognised on an exhibition thank you panel or be credited digitally.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum West Court gallery redisplay has been kindly
supported by our Glasgow Museum Patron’s Circle and along with the Friends of
Glasgow Museums (charity number SC008995).